The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea has been observing the current problem with renewable energy. Renewable energy is fundamentL part of daily life for billions of people around the world; however, today there are still almost one billion people who lack access to functioning electricity, half of whom can be found in sub-Saharan Africa alone. The United Nations has shown commitment to this mission by establishing “Affordable and Clean Energy” as the seventh of its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set out in 2015.
The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea relies on coal, hydropower and petroleum product for most of its energy needs but renewable sources such as biomass, waste, and solar panels also supply energy in the residential sector. Renewable energy is good for the environment as we take advantage of the natural sources to make renewable energy.
As an environmental committee, we need to think for the greater good of all the people. We need to make access to renewable energy for all the people, especially countries in Africa as they do not have the infrastructure to make renewable energy. As the background guide says “there are still almost one billion people who lack access to functioning electricity, half of whom can be found in sub-Saharan Africa”.
This committee should focus on getting access to renewable energy for the countries who are in need of it. We should give every person of the world access to renewable energy so we can make this world a better place and do not have to worry about renewable energy when 2030 hits.
- Nicolas Gonzalez